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Hampstead Group

Our group offers walks which are accessible by public transport and take place throughout the South East of England plus a summer holiday and a New Year break

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A linear walk to Keston ponds (bus to Bromley South Station – Zone 5) led by Sue C. Section of the London Loop passes through Jubilee Country Park, and Crofton and Darrick Woods. After the attractive village of Farnborough, Kent (the old coaching inn (now demolished) was 16th century) we go to have lunch in the first-floor café at the High Elms Golf Club (we remove our boots downstairs) – then through the High Elms Estate, past the ‘donkey-wheel house’ (will be explained) and on to climb the hill to the Wilberforce Oak and the Keston Ponds. We catch the frequent 320 bus here for a 10-minute journey to Bromley South Station, which has fast trains to Victoria, and toilets. Map: E162/147, London A-Z.

Sunday, 18 February 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14km / 8.7mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Check trains the day before. Use Oyster/contactless/Freedom Pass.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 44432 67556
Nearest postcode:
BR5 1DB
what3words:
drank.fortunate.trap
Start time:
10:30 am

Petts Wood Station (Zone 5), on the bridge (direct trains from London Bridge)

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 41823 64019
Nearest postcode:
BR2 6AT
what3words:
vines.cheat.behave
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm

Keston Ponds (we catch the frequent 320 bus here for a 10-minute journey to Bromley South Station (Zone 5), which has fast trains to Victoria, and toilets.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking